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and fall into their arms. (laughter) >> stephen: and my guest timothy garton ash believes reporting the facts can change the course of history. then again, so can wikipedia. a french couple has adopted a 265 pound gor la. and in tomorrow's news, a french couple is malled by newly orphanned gor la. this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome to the report, everybody! thank you for joining us. thank you, everybody. stephen, stephen, stephen! stephen, stephen, stephen! >> stephen: beautiful, thank you so much, everybody. you're too kind. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: folks, thank you, thank you here, up there, i want to say i had to any half -- thieves who are joining us tonight. hope all your attacks are plus two. nation, tonight you are witnessing history so i hope you all remember where are you right now. for me, i'm right here. (laughter) write that down so i don't forget. because i just flew back from washington, and boy, is my everything tired. (laughter) because today i changed the co
are subversive. that's why hi my encyclopedia arrested. please welcome timothy garton ash. (cheers and applause) hey, mr. garton ash, thanks so much. now the name of your book is called facts are subversive. political writings from a decade without a name. what dow mean facts are subversive? >> i mean exactly what it says. for example --. >> stephen: i don't know what it means, though. i mean i wouldn't have asked the question if i understood that. >> if we had met, the factses about saddam hussein, weapons of mass destruction, namely he didn't have any. >> right. >> britain would not have gone to war in iraq. maybe the united states would. >> stephen: i don't know. are the facts important there. because i have to be a fan of facts. because feeling is first. and it felt right to get saddam, did it not feel like -- seems like a bad guy, seemed dangerous. feels like take them down. later the facts subverted that good feeling. so what good are the facts? >> in subverting that good feeling. >> stephen: you want to make me feel bad. >> i want to make you feel bad. >> stephen: really. >> stephen: if
>> rose: welcome to our program, we begin this eveng wit timothy garton ash, a histoan who talkabouthe global economy and the political winds that are blowing. >> there was a pew pole which asked exactly that question, will china become number one and from memory i think something like one-third of the americans asked said yes it will. so the perception is out there. but what i think is more likely to happen is that in asia chi seek it is hegemonic role and therefore i think the challenge to the united states will not be duly accepted that china takes over as number one but do you accept that china becomes the hegemonic power in asia? >> rose: we continue with the question of whether environmental issues are national security issues with two members of conservation international, they e roger altman and peter seligmann. >> we believe in proof of concept. we believe that it's... you need to work in indonesia and you need to work in brazil, you need to work in liber and you need to work on the ground where a nation can see that we actually reduce deforestation we can have a d
this eveng wit timothy garton ash, a histoan who talkabouthe global economy and the political winds that are blowing. >> there was a pew pole which asked exactly that question, will china become number one and from memory i think something like one-third of the americans asked said yes it will. so the perception is out there. but what i think is more likely to happen is that in asia chi seek it is hegemonic role and therefore i think the challenge to the united states will not be duly accepted that china
communications from our studios in new york city, this is chare rose. >> rose: timothy garton ash, the noted oxford historian, joins us to auk about the global and the economic polical moment. greece is in crisis that may have pro found consequences for europe and the global economic order. there's also china and its economic juggernaut with enormous implications. here in the united states president obama negotiat for an extension in the debt ceiling and to find the balance between the demands of growth and the peril of debt. then there's also the arab spring which some believe to be the most conditions qenl shl event of political change in the 21st century. no one knows what the consequences of it will be. we're pleased to have timothy garton ash back on this program. he's spending the summer at stanford university and he has in paper back his book which is called "facts are subversive" which we talked about when he published in the hard back. i'm pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> pleasure to be here. >> rose: let's talk about eece first. >> it could default andeave the eu
of it will be. we're pleased to have timothy garton ash back on this program. he's spending the summer at stanford university and he has in paper back his book which is called "facts are subversive" which we talked about when he published in the hard back. i'm pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> pleasure to be here. >> rose: let's talk about eece first. >> it could default andeave the euro. it could default and somehow stay in the euro. it could somehow fudge it so it doesn't que default but there's soft roover and a bit of bailout and a bit of austerity. nobody knows, but the important fact is that th crisis has been going on a very long time and there were no signs that the member stas of the european monetary union want to do what's really necessary which is to go another step forward, make a fiscal union which, in effect, means making more of a political union and that's the important fact. >> rose: so the need to go forward to make more of a political union, that's the important fact? >> well, listen, there's no effective monetary union in history which has lasted
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